South Australians urged to get involved in Government decision-making
South Australians will be able to have their say on what community projects they think should receive funding under a new grants program aimed at tackling disadvantage.
Fund My Community grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 will be on offer to not-for-profit community organisations to deliver programs that help disadvantaged South Australians.
Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said Fund My Community was a way of both addressing disadvantage and getting South Australians more involved in Government decision-making.
"This is an exciting new way of funding projects that will improve the lives of disadvantaged South Australians by involving the community in decisions on which projects get funded," Ms Bettison said.
"Details of all eligible projects will be published on the YourSAy website and community members can throw their support behind the projects they feel are most deserving."
Ms Bettison encouraged community organisations from across the State to get involved. "The not-for-profit sector plays a vital role in our communities, helping those South Australians who are doing it tough," she said.
"Through Fund My Community, they can promote this great work and develop new programs that will make a positive difference in the lives of those people who need that support.
"I'd hope to see exciting new ideas put forward from people living in both metropolitan and regional areas."
Fund My Community builds on the Fund My Idea program, which offers up to $50,000 in support to community projects in regions that host Country Cabinet visits, with members of the public voting to decide which projects gets funded.
Up to $1 million will be available for projects through Fund My Community.
Community organisations will be able to nominate programs from February 23 until April 2, with voting open from April 13 to May 4.
A workshop will also be held for interested community organisations on Wednesday, 4 March at the Adelaide Oval.
To find out more, visit http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fund-my-community